Saturday, October 27, 2012

My First 5K

I had this goal that I wanted to meet.  I'm not ever very good at meeting my goals.  I'll be honest.  After I had Elliot, I just wanted to get back in shape and lose my baby weight.  Well, I lost the baby weight within two weeks after delivery, but I was definitely not in shape.  I decided if I put some money into it, maybe it would give me more motivation to work on it.  I signed up for a 5K and made Leslie join in with me.  So while I was in Utah, I trained in the Utah altitude and ran my first 5K.

Here we are, ready to run! 

Right after we got there, we ran into these awesome ladies!  I love these girls.  A couple of them were my roommates back in my college days, some from high school... an all around amazing group of women if I do say so  myself!

We did it!  I knew we could.  After all, it was only 3-something miles.  We ran the 5K on the beaches of the Great Salt Lake.  Gross.  As you can see, it was also in the dark.  It was supposed to be glow in the dark with glow paint amazingness.  The paint didn't glow and I just felt nasty after painting myself.  Oh well.  We had a great time!  The best part?  Eating a burger from In-N-Out on the way home because I had tried to eat "healthy" for the few days before and was starving to death!  Did I mention I finished?  And yes, I did it in less than hour.  I actually finished in around 35 minutes (which for me and my untrained body is a good thing).  I know, you amazing runners are now laughing at my finish time.  Like I said before, I was just glad to have finished and have met my goal.  I'm definitely not where I want to be physically, but I feel better than I did 5 months ago.  

1 comment:

Cyndi said...

I've only done the Running With Angels 5k twice....and I walked both times. My time was way more embarrassing! You're awesome, Ashley! Way to go!